Ozark Suzuki Institute

Ozark Suzuki InstituteOzark Suzuki Institute
Siloam Springs, AR

Returning in 2021

The Ozark Suzuki String Institute (OSSI) is set in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at John Brown University in the picturesque town of Siloam Springs. Institute runs from Sunday evening through Friday evening, with a family-centered experience that is unmatched. The Rising Artists program occurs over 7 days, Saturday morning through Friday evening, and Teacher Training offerings include courses in Violin and Cello, with a special Enrichment class taught by Parent Education expert Christine Goodner.

Daily Parent Talks, Recitals and all evening events are included in the cost of tuition, which is one of the lowest in the nation. Amenities include a State-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, newly renovated classrooms and dorms, and cafeteria-style dining with excellent menu options.

OSI has become one of the fastest-growing institutes in the country! Our emphasis on the Suzuki philosophy can be seen through our outstanding Suzuki faculty, family events which build our Suzuki community, opportunities to connect with students and teachers from all around the country, and our many offerings for teachers, parents, and students in a natural setting. The Creek at OSI is one of the top activities for families at the end of a busy day, so bring your swimsuit!


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OSI Work/Study Scholarships

For Students, Amount: Up to $200, Application due: April 1
Scholarship amounts will vary and will be based on funds available. To be considered for work/study scholarship assistance, students and teachers must submit the scholarship application packet received on or before April 1 including a completed scholarship application, an audition video uploaded to YouTube, and a letter of recommendation from your teacher emailed to [javascript protected email address]. Institute scholarship awardees (or a parent if the awardee is less than 18 yr. old) are required to provide 5 hours of service to OSI in the form of ushering, volunteering at the registration desk, in the dorms, in the OSI store, or during recreation classes, or piano accompanying. We will work with you to find a good volunteering fit for your student and family. Applications will only be considered complete when all portions of the scholarship application have been received. Scholarship application can be found at http://ozarksuzukiinstitute.org/scholarships/


John Brown University
2000 W. University St.
Siloam Springs AR 72761

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More Info & Contacts


Christy Paxton, Director

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Ashlie Skidmore, Assistant Director

Phone: 817-694-3529
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